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Friday, July 31, 2015

Gripeez - An "As Seen On TV" Rip-off!

There's an old saying, "If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is."

That is an appropriate description of Gripeez, a product that is advertised on television that would hold pictures or other objects on walls and other surfaces around five pounds. And, they would leave no marks on walls when they are removed.

When I saw the ads, I thought those would be good for hanging pictures in the motorhome. Since the advertised price was only $10.00 (plus shipping and handling), I ordered some.

They arrived within a couple of weeks and I set out to give them a try.

The Gripeez set included five small plastic hooks and five large plastic hooks. For the heck of it, I hung a large hook on the bathroom door of the motorhome with one Gripeez pad. I followed the directions on using them and hung the hook on the door. It seemed to hold pretty well.

Next, I hung three 5 x 7" pictures and one 8 x 10" picture (all way below five pounds in weight). Within minutes, the 8 x 10" fell and broke the frame on a corner (it was repairable with Crazy Glue). Later, the other photos fell off the wall and the hook fell off the door.

Talk about a major disappointment.

Gripeez, I regret to say, was a total waste of money (enough money to buy cheap lunches for two at McDonalds) and a rip-off. It was a good thing they didn't cost much.

I ended up using Velcro on adhesive strips instead (I already had a supply of them) for hanging the pictures.

Save your money and don't buy Gripeez!

My grade: F.

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